Pathology Handbook

Diphtheria Antibodies

Synonyms

Specific antibodies

Test Includes

Detection of Diphtheria immunity due to IgG.

Clinical Indications

Clinical need to determine the level of protection against diphtheria (due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae infection).

Request Form 

ICE request (code SAB).

Availability

On request during normal working hours; reference laboratory test (HPA Colindale).

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information.

Turnaround Time

7 to 10 days.

Specimen

Serum.

Volume

5ml.

Container

Gold Top (SST)

Vacutainer gold top

Collection

Samples should be transported to the laboratory immediately.

Causes for Rejection

Un-labelled/inadequately labelled samples.

Delay in reaching the laboratory.

Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4C.